December 02, 2007

Acts of Kindness

It is the season to remember humanity. When the day is shorter, the darkness is longer and many people are depressed. What can be done about it? How about an act of kindess? It was amazing to me that the first two blogs I read tonight had something on this very thing.

First was Cynthia at THIS POST. The first 3 people who commented will receive something from Cynthia. Just because.

And then at Zen Habits POST HERE... and since I liked how it was written... here is a quote:

So how can I start this change, in some small way, and have it have little ripples throughout the world?

There are so many ways, but I’m going to take a page from Oprah. She did a “Pay It Forward” episode where she gave 300 audience members $1,000 each, with a camcorder and a challenge to spend the money on charity or individuals in acts of kindness. (See also: Pay It Forward Foundation)

I do not have $1,000 to give away, let alone $300,000. So I ask myself, “Self, what do I have that I can give to people?” And self answered: you have an ebook, and you have blog traffic that you can use to help smaller bloggers. Neither of those are amazing gifts, but they’re small acts of kindness that I’d like to give away.

Here’s how I’ll do that: (Go to the post to find out what will be done)

And for me... I'll offer to make a Christmas digital scrapbook page for the first 3 people who make comments. It will require you to send me pictures to use on the pages. Please understand, those pages take me a couple of days but I will do my best to get them to you asap after I receive your pictures. A little act of kindness from many different people can cause a large ripple through the world.

Posted by vw bug at December 2, 2007 09:35 PM | TrackBack

How sweet of you. And now I am not to be counted. I can do my own, thank you.... :)

Posted by: Tink at December 3, 2007 12:38 AM

I am not to be counted either as I already posted the Paying it Forward from Cynthia's post. The odd thing is, only ONE person wanted me to make something for them. I wonder if my readers at large are just trying to tell me something?

I am so glad to see more and more of this going around. I sure hope it is as contagious as the flu this season! :o)

Posted by: Lemon Stand at December 3, 2007 09:16 AM

i'll have to remember to check out those posts when I get home tonight. :)

Posted by: wRitErsbLock at December 3, 2007 03:35 PM